"SCO Group has upped the ante in an amendment to its suit
against IBM, seeking more than $3 billion in damages for alleged
copying of proprietary Unix intellectual property into Linux.
"In March, SCO Group surprised the world with a lawsuit seeking
more than $1 billion against IBM in the case. An amended complaint
filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Utah added more claims
against IBM, tripled damages to at least $3 billion, sought an
injunction prohibiting IBM from selling Unix and detailed some
accusations of technology moved to Linux.
"SCO seeks at least $1 billion in damages from IBM's alleged
breach of its contract with SCO; another $1 billion for breach of
the Unix contract signed by Sequent, which IBM acquired in 1999;
and another $1 billion for unfair competition. SCO also seeks more
for misappropriation of trade secrets and punitive damages..."
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